Q1 – Week 8: October 1-5, 2018

TeacherHeather Baker
Subject AreaEnglish Language Arts/Reading
Grade Level7
Week #8
Unit of InstructionArgumentative Essay
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.7.W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.  LAFS.7.W.1.1a Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
LAFS.7.W.1.1b Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
LAFS.7.W.1.1c Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
LAFS.7.W.1.1d Establish and maintain a formal style.
LAFS.7.W.1.1e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
LAFS.7.L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

 – Students will plan, write, and revise argument essay.
 – Students will support claims with evidence. 
Students will incorporate the following elements in their argument essay:
 – Hook/Lead
 – Background Information
 – Thesis/Claim
 – Evidence
 – Reasons (Topic Sentences)
 – Bridges
 – Counterargument
 – Turn-Back
 – Call to Action

Classroom Activities

Monday, October 1 – Organization & Planning of Argument Essay (Outline)
Research Essay Topic
Tuesday, October 2 – Students will complete outline, if necessary, and begin typing essay.
Wednesday, October 3 – Periods 1, 2, & 3, –  I Ready
Periods 5, 6, & 7, – Novel Study
Thursday, October 4 –  Finish argument essay.
Peer review of essay.
Friday, October 5 – Revise essay and submit final draft. 

Assignments Due

Wednesday, October 3 – Retake opportunity for level 2 Greek & Latin root test. 
Friday, October 5 – 
Argument essay due. 
Essay checklist due – parent signature. 
Quarterly book report due. 

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